Cybercriminals hide crypto mining script behind Kobe wallpaper

Cybercriminals hide crypto mining script behind Kobe wallpaper

Microsoft has blocked an elaborate scheme to illegally mine Monero hidden within Kobe Bryant’s image. This came in the wake of reports that cybercriminals had devised an elaborate trick to illegally mine Monero by hiding a mining code inside Kobe’s photo. ’We found a malicious HTML file posing as a Kobe Bryant wallpaper that contains a coin mining script’, Microsoft Security Intelligence noted.

KCooper
KCooper
_DearJ0hn
_DearJ0hn 2 months

Damn, kudos to these guys!

Daniel
Daniel 2 months

is the file size larger than usual 7 megabyte. easily considered detected it might be a virus? say the image file size is Huge,

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How does a .jpg allow them to run a file though?!?!

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